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Small-Group Chicago Loop Food Walking Tour

From US$55.10
  • Bring your appetite for generous tastings of Chicago's signature foods
  • Take a leisurely walk around the Loop in downtown Chicago
  • Learn from your guide about the city's history and food culture
Small-Group Chicago Loop Food Walking Tour
From US$55.10
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Small-Group Chicago Loop Food Walking Tour
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Stroll around the Loop with a guide, discovering Chicago's lively food scene, on this small-group walking tour. Learn about the city's history and culinary heritage from your guide as you stop at favorite local eateries for tastings of four classic dishes. Sample signature bites such as deep-dish pizza, and have the option to visit the Art Institute of Chicago with free admission after your tour ends.
What to Expect
Make your own way to a centrally located meeting point to join your guide.

Start your food tour by snacking on hearty deep-dish pizza, and learn how Chicago’s pizza differs from others. Continue to a historic spot that serves up dipped Italian beef sandwiches, and then try a Chicago-style hot dog, traditionally accompanied by seven specific toppings (never ketchup). Nibble a savory and sweet “secret food” beloved in the Windy City, and top it off with dessert at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Along the way, stop into a bar that was founded in 1898 and survived the Prohibition era, see some of Chicago's renowned public art, and stroll through Millennium Park to the Chicago Art Institute, where you can view the city from an outdoor terrace.

If you wish, go into the Art Institute on your own directly after the tour with admission provided by your guide.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Foodie fun

Melissa Sanders was our guide. She has a passion for art, history, and food. She did a fabulous job incorporating all these loves into our tour!! I would recommend this for anyone. It was great fun and educational 😊

2  Thank tennisdoc4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Secret Food Tour

The tour was fun and our guide, Blair, was amazing. Blair was knowledgeable too as he had plenty of Chi-town facts to share with everyone along the tour.

2  Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic and a treat for foodies who love history.

Had a fantastic tour with Melissa who has a ton of knowledge of not only Chicago, but has a great culinary background. Gino’s is damn good pizza. As tempting as it is, be sure to leave room for more food. We were able to go...More

3  Thank Katweir1
Nicolas J, Manager at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there! Thank you for this wonderful review. We're so glad that you loved the tour and you were able to visit the Art Institute. As much as we'd love to take our foodies there, we don't have any controls in their policy. So let's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Food Tour is a must when visiting a new city!

Blair was a wonderful tour guide, he was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, full of conversation and fun to be with. Food tours are an essential activity when visiting a new city and Secret Food Tours Chicago fit the bill! Thank you Blair for a wonderful experience...More

6  Thank bphillips2061
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful review. Thanks, too, for joining us! We hope to see you again and join our other tours as well.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fun day

The Chicago food tour was great fun. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable...felt very comfortable chatting with her and asking questions. The food was wonderful..Chicago style pizza at Ginos and later the Italian beef and sangria was fantastic. We walked quite alot which was fine....More

5  Thank Bonnie E
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bonnie, thank you so much for joining and for this amazing review! Please come again and visit our other Secret Food Tours - now in over 20 world-wide cities.. We hope to see you again soon!

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Kathleen G
3 June 2018|
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Response from iliketravel2014 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either... I'd suggest contacting the company and asking them directly. They may be able to shed some light on it.
2 May 2018|
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Response from Rubydoo5 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know yes the free entrance is still offered. You end the tour at the restaurant at the Art Institute. After leaving there our guide took us into the museum where we had plenty of time to explore at our own pace... More